Specific Charges for 2004-2005

All Specific Charges are in addition to each committee's "General" Charge in the Council Bylaws

1. Examine and advise the University Council on ways the University can coordinate and expand its international endeavors at Penn, its global presence beyond the campus, and the quality of the overall international programs. In particular, assess the University’s progress toward organizing its international programs along the lines recommended by the 2003-2004 committee.
2. Investigate and advise University Council on the University’s efforts and progress toward hiring a new director of international programs.
3. Continue explore ways in which the Penn environment can be made more inviting for international visitors, in particular visiting scholars, post doctoral fellows, etc., and assess the progress of the University in securing affordable housing for international visitors.
4. Continue to evaluate the impact of Homeland Security policies on prospective versus current international students and exchange visitors, and explore steps the University might take to ameliorate negative effects.
5. Gather more information and conduct further discussion of the issues surrounding the integrity of student applications, especially from certain parts of the world to ensure (a) that we have reliable data and (b) that we avoid stereotyping applicants from certain countries.

Committee Members

Thomas Callaghy (poli sci)






Peter Berthold (cmty oral health, dent)
Joretha Bourjolly (SSW)
Thomas Callaghy (poli sci)
Paul DeWeer (physiol/med) *
Sara Nadal-Melsio (romance lang)
Mary Naylor (nursing)
Sohrab Rabii (electrical engr) *
Jerry Wind (mrktg) *

Graduate/professional students:

Alan Hsu
Yan Pan

Undergraduate students:

Lynda Abend (COL’07)
Caroline Varin (COL’07)
Wesley Nakamura (COL’06)


Kristine Billmyer (ELP)


Suzanne Oh (GSE)

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.